Our Director ponders the benefits of gas versus tourism and reminds us of government promises to protect the Fitzroy. Our Vice Chair explains the Urban Heat Island effect. We bid goodbye to Phillip and welcome Grace and Nigel. Living Green talks container deposits and Mad Cow worries about disappearing insects. Read Phillip’s fracking swansong and Kylie’s story of women rangers’ work in Monsoon Vine Thickets. SKIPA tackles weeds with Clontarf boys, Fiona praises seagrass heroes and Jess explains taxonomy. And don’t forget our Art Auction in July.